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and now for your america's choice 2012 political update, wolf, talk to me about these poll numbers. >> let's talk about the president of the united states. he has a year to go between now and next year. let's look at these poll numbers. how is president obama handling his job as president? right now 46% say they approve of the job he's doing. 52% disapprove. now, how is that shaped up over these last few months? let's take a look and see how steady it's been for the president. right now, 46%. in october, 46. september, 45. 45 in august. 45 in july. so it's been pretty steady, not much movement at all, brooke, if you take a look at what is going on and you see he's been relatively steady over these past several months. you know, we went back and took a closer look at incumbent
presidents a year before their re-election, brooke. and i know you're interested in this as well. >> how do they compare? >> obama is at 46% a year before his election. november 2012. look at president bush. in 2003 he was at 50% and got re-elected. clinton was at 52% and got re-elected. the economy began to deteriorate and he was defeated in '92 to bill clinton. ronald reagan, 53% the year before his re-election. jimmy carter lost his re-election. he was only at 38% as was gerald ford. richard nixon in 1971 was at 49% and was re-elect d but was shortly kicked out of office because of the watergate scandal. we'll remember that one. >> good way to put it in perspective, wolf blitzer.
we'll talk the next hour. we'll see you then. >> thank you. and now this -- top of the hour, i'm brooke baldwin. the arch dice cease settlement and retail workers are unhappy that they have to clock in before leftovers and grid-like images in the middle of the desert. let's play reporter roulette. ted, a big settlement by the archdiocese there. talk to me about how much the church is paying out. >> $3.2 million and this stems from a case of daniel mccormick who was arrested for abusing several young boys. he pled guilty in 2007. this lawsuit alleged that the catholic church knew that he had abused children in the past and they didn't take the steps to
protect other victims, including the victim in this case, in this settlement. >> so how many victims are we talking about? one is this settlement, correct? >> one in this settlement. there were five charges and five victims for all of those charges. now all of the other cases have already been dealt with. they were done off the radar of the courts. we don't know what the settlements were in those other four cases, just this final fifth case. i talked to the actual lawyer and he he believes that there were more victims. he believes there were a tote ta tal of 12 victims. >> where is daniel mccormack? is he in prison? >> no. he was released and the state of illinois had him classified as a violent sexually offender and he's being held in an
institution and fighting this classification and that's going through the courts. if the court rule that he's a danger to society, he'll remain in custody. however, they are going through that petition process right now and he's fighting it. he believes he's not a din injury and he wants out. >> okay. ted rowlands, thank you. chicago there. mike galanos back at penn state university. the school's former defensive coordinator, jerry sandusky, admits to showering with children but says nothing sexually happened and that is he not a pedophile. when asked if he had any regrets, here's what he told nbc. >> well, in retrospect, i shouldn't have showered with those kids. >> it was quite an interview, mike galanos. i'm sure everyone has been be a soeshing that for the last 24 hours. what's the sentiment there? >> really, brooke, in a word, disgust. and that was the exact word from students that i had a chance to talk to.
couldn't believe that he was justifying, as you just heard, showering with kids. again, using the term horsing around. so these kids just shell shocked. and i'll say this as well and it's part of the story. it was hard to get them to talk. they are weary of what is going on here. the ones that did talk, disgust was the word. >> but then also, mike, shock over how sandusky allowed him to speak and do you know why he did that? >> reporter: you know, and we don't specifically but you can kind of gather, brooke, that they are building this refrain. and, again, it's using this term horsing around with kids in the shower. i know it's appalling to so many viewers. but here is the attorney for jerry sandusky. >> jerry sandusky is a big overgrown kid. he's a jock. for anybody who has ever played sports, you get showers after you work out.
when people hear that he got showers with kids, oh, my goodness. he got showers with kids. that makes him guilty, right? i mean, obviously anybody that showers with a kid and is an adult has to be guilty of something but the bottom line is, jocks do that. they kid around. they horse around. >> and one of the students was totally offended. no, that's not what jocks do. especially when you look at the age difference. a 10-year-old with a fully grown man. a lot of disturbing stuff out of that. >> wow. mike galanos, thank you. one worker taking a stand against his employer, target, which plans to open at midnight, thanksgiving night. alison kosik is working this one for us in new york. alison, i know that's early, it's not fun working a holiday or the night before. but shouldn't these people be grateful that they are employed? >> you know, that's what you would think, that he should be
happy that he has a job. but anthony hardwick is out of omaha, nebraska and he's upset that he has to work thanksgiving evening. it's a special time for him. he proposed last year to his girlfriend on thanksgiving and wants to talk about his wedding plans. he's going to have to sleep during the day and miss thanksgiving altogether because he has to make it to an 11:00 shift on thanksgiving night. he's so fed up with this that he has to go to work that night that he started a petition on change.org. he's already got 89,000 reporters. he's obviously very upset about this. other stores are doing this, too. other people are having to work at those hours. after you eat your turkey and
pumpkin pie. >> i hate to be the but come on, we've all worked a hall day or two or 12. >> we have. i'm used to it. >> i know. alison, thank you so much. another guy who has worked a lot of holidays, chad myers, not only monitoring the cnn weather center, we like to throw something different at you that we can't always explain. so i read about these grids in the desert in china. i thought, ah, chad myers. what is going on? >> well, if you look at google earth, and people do. >> okay. >> because they have nothing to do. they zoom in, zoom in, zoom in. if you do that enough, you'll find really cool things. you'll find my crop circles. those are usually irrigation patterns from the midwest. so what did we find here? >> google earth. i think a new bar code for the u.s., for america and for the world? and i don't know. a driver's education course? probably not. maybe more like a missile test range in the desert.
and there you go. some of these new lines that have just been found. let's go now to google earth. let's zoom in and see where it is. there's china back in the middle of the gobie desert. wow, maybe that's the ancient aliens. nope. if you go back to 2005, it wasn't even done yet by 2005. so what are all of these lines for? well, if we zoom in, you can see that limestone or just lime itself being dumped on the ground by these trucks that are over here. this is not the only interesting thing that we found. another grid that appears to be older, not quite as white, off to the east it could be considered a runway but not really a runway because there's a river running smack dab through it. >> what in the world? >> yeah, weird stuff in the desert.
and then what appears to me to be almost a missile range, you see this pop up here real quick. right here in the middle of the desert, or maybe you won't, there are airplanes in the desert and it looks like a stone hedge. >> this is all china? >> all china, all within 15 miles of each other. the most likely thing for this is a test range, where they log missiles into the middle of the target. some of those other things may be like registration symbols for satellites, as the satellites fly over, they look at it, line it up, and square up so they know exactly where the middle of that mark is and the satellite flies around and knows where it is. >> so we're just kind of guessing? >> i'm guessing for right now or they are not telling us. >> they are not telling us. interesting. just wanted to ask chad myers what was going on in the china desert. chad, thank you for that. and that is your reporter roulette here. still ahead, a mafia boss once promised, i'll die before i
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of america headquarters and hung this sign. an american man has been convicted on charges that he communicated with terrorist leaders in yemen. a 30-year-old who tried to give support to al qaeda could go to prison for 20 years. also, this -- massive crowds in syria, chanting, shouting defiant, feeling some momentum as intense pressure is toning down the crackdown on protesters tomorrow. they will be officially suspended by the arab league. so the tsa, testing out a way to possibly allow u.s. military personnel to get through airports a bit faster. here's the issue. whether u.s. military i.d. cards can be made compatible with the precheck expedited screening program officials hope to some
day screen procedures for members in the military. and the canadian company behind the controversial keystone pipeline has agreed to move it out of an envirnt mechbtly in alaska. they will avoid the sand hills region. there have been all kinds of protests against the $7 billion keystone project running from alberta, canada, down to the gulf coast. the president said he with not decide on its approval until at least 2013. and holy volcano. this is the congo. this volcano acting up in an amazing way. scientists believe this could be the biggest eruption scene in the last 100 years. the lava spewing as high as 1300 feet in the air. experts keeping a close eye on it. they are confident no people, no animals are in any danger. the only thing that she said
when we were at the hospital was that she was hungry and asked about her dad and we had to break it down to her and that hurt the most. >> for two whole days, a young girl was trapped inside of a car, alongside the body of her dad. we are now seeing erie surveillance video moments before that crash. we're hearing how she survived. plus, 16 seconds. that is how long it took for jerry sandusky to answer this question. are you sexually attracted to young boys? so how will his bizarre comment play out in court? are people being too quick to judge jerry sandusky? sunny hostin has something to say about that. we're on the case, next. and natural ingredients from around the world. he called it vicks vaporub. today, the vicks journey continues. introducing new vicks nature fusion cold & flu syrup. powerful multi-symptom medicine flavored with natural honey
new surveillance video shows 9-year-old jordan landon with her father, doug moments before he crashed the car and killed himself and pinned her upside down for two days and finally a passerby found her. >> she tried to dig her way out, too, but she couldn't. she said she was pinned underneath the car. the only thing she said when we saw her at the hospital was that she was hungry and asked about her dad and we had to break it down for her and that hurt the most. >> police in north carolina tell our affiliate that the dad had been speeding when the accident happened on friday. we're hearing from former penn state coach jerry sand does ski for the first time since the allegations have been leveled against him. i want you to hear what he told bob costas.
>> i said that i'm innocent of those charges. >> innocent? completely innocent and falsely accused in every aspect? >> well, i could say that i have done some of those things, i have showered and horsed around and hugged them and i have touched their leg without intent of sexual contact. >> sunny hostin is on the case. we want to bring you in, sunny. before we talk, we should point out that cnn interviewed jerry sandusky's attorney and here is what he said. >> jerry sandusky is a big overgrown kid. he's a jock. you get showers after working out. when people heard that he got showers with kids, they are like, oh, my goodness he got showers with kids. that makes him guilty, right? anybody who has a shower with a
kid and is a an dult has to be guilty of something, right? but the fact is, jocks do that. they horse around. >> so, sunny hostin, he's a jock. he's a big kid that plays around with kids in the shower. is that the legal strategy here? >> well, clearly the legal strategy is the best defense is the best offense. this defense team is trying to get their arms around this spiralling investigation. i mean, this scandal is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. it's multi-layered. new york times is reporting that ten additional victims have come forward. the police have investigating that. the grand jury investigation is ongoing. and so certainly i think that they are trying to get their arms around it. they are trying to win in the court of public opinion. i will tell you, i mean, i played basketball. i played softball in high school. i never showered with my coaches. i've spoken to coaches just recently that say that this is odd behavior and as a former sex crime prosecutor, i know that it's odd behavior.
but jerry sandusky and his attorney, they have to do something at this point, or at least they believe that they need to do something to try to just get their arms around what i think is becoming the biggest child abuse sex scandal of our time. >> well, we know that there is at least one witness accusing him of and can sandusky overcome the accusations or should he just sit, stay quiet, and wait for his day in court? >> you know, listen, most defense attorneys advise their clients not to speak publicly. because anything they say can and will be used against them in a court of law. we know that he's facing a 40-count indictment. as an attorney, he shouldn't say anything. i mean, that would be my advice to me. however, in the court of public opinion, i mean, i think that we
are now dealing with sexual abuse cases and they are sha rouded in mystery and the fact that we're covering this case and the fact that jerry sandusky and his attorney are giving interviews, at least moves the discussion forward. so in that respect, i'm hopeful that that's the one good thing that comes out of this. >> that the awareness is certainly raised now. let me play something else. this is from defense attorney mark geragos. he was on cnn last night. watch this and i'll get your take on the other side. >> a lot of this is so reminiscent to me personally of what happened when michael jackson was first -- the charges were first brought against him. do you remember, anderson, all of the talk about sleeping with young boys and everything else, and people saying that in and of itself, to quote your other
guest here, that's exactly what they do when they groom people and everything else? this is de ja vu, as yogi bear would say all over again, and he ended up being acquitted. >> i see you looking like, i just want to say something, sunny hostin. what were you wanting to say? is everyone being too quick to judge sandusky? >> no. no. bottom line is, again, he gave this interview. he's a public figure. these are public accusations. you know, i was chomping at the bit yesterday because i was the guest that had said, you know, this showering with boys and touching boys on their knees, this is what child molesters and pedophiles do. they -- i tried cases where these molesters have showered with boys. and so to compare this with the michael jackson case, it's like comparing apples and elephants. one has nothing to do with the other and the fact that michael jackson was convicted --
acquitted of child molestation means nothing. casey anthony was acquitted, right? does that mean she had nothing to do with the death of her child? i think one of the reasons why i was chomping at the bit, we do a disservice to these victims by saying that this didn't happen, by saying that they should have come forward. these things do happen. this has been such a coverup that the thing that -- when you see something, you say something. you protect your children. >> yeah. >> you protect all children and hopefully this discussion will lead to regulations, will lead to increased protocols at universities and hospitals and as you know, brooke, this is one of my passions. it's been one of my life's work. >> i understand that. >> i'm happy that we're at least discussing it. >> i am, too. sunny hostin, thank you so much. now this -- >> what do you read on a daily
basis? >> what do i read on a daily basis? >> obviously i read newspaper publications and stuff on the web? >> what newspapers? >> usa today and wall street journal. >> herman cain asked what he reads and who he talks to and he had trouble answering this question on libya. gloria borger is standing by and how rick perry wants a part-time congress. stay right there. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made.
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>> um, i do not agree with the way he handled it for the following reasons. nope, that's a different one. i've got to go back and see -- i have all this stuff twirling around in my head. >> let's go to washington, cnn analyst, gloria borger. gloria, that's just part of it, we should add. how damaging is this interview for herman cain? >> i think it's very damaging. this wasn't exactly a trick question. this wasn't a gotchya question. this was about the president's libya policy and what a presidential candidate thinks about it and he seemed flustered, he seemed flat-footed. he seemed confused by the question. and don't forget, republicans in
2008 ran against obama saying that he didn't have the foreign policy experience to be president of the united states. they need to field someone now who they can say, you know what, he has some foreign policy credentials or at least he understands foreign policy and i don't think herman cain equipped himself that well in that camp, do you? >> people are cain came out yesterday and said that people are making too big of a deal about his pause. and then the last couple of weeks, these allegations of sex harassment. >> sure. >> so how -- i've seen the numbers. you've seen the numbers. it does not appear to have an impact on the polling. >> well, you reach a kind of critical mass here. you know, obviously this foreign policy problem comes on top of the sexual harassment allegations that you were talking about. we have a poll and i want to
show it to you on sexual harassment. we ask the question, do you believe herman cain? and republicans said 51%. so that's about half. but look at republican women. 39% believe him. so losing republican women is not a good thing for herman cain. they are a very, very important part of the primary electorate. his own national polls generally have gone down. he's lost 11 points. he's down to 14% below newt gingrich. so you see what is happening to his campaign. i wouldn't say imploding at this point, but i think pretty close. pretty close. >> well, then you have newt gingrich, as you mentioned, going up, up, up. rick perry is going down. he spoke in iowa a couple of hours ago and tell me what he's trying to accomplish. >> well, he's trying to
reintroduce himself to the american public as their reform candidate. he wants to make government smaller. he wants to cut government spending. he wants to cut the pay of members of congress unless they do their jobs. he wants to say that you can't have these lifetime federal judges anymore, that they can only serve for a maximum of 18 years. so what he's saying is, you know what, i want to get rid of this judge for life, politician for life, make government smaller. and what he's trying to do is say to the tea party, look, give me another look. it's my turn to be on top of the polls again he's had some problems from day one and now he's sort of trying to right his campaign and get back on track. >> gloria borger, thank you so much from washington. >> sure. >> now this -- >> it's a ship without sailors. it's a brigade without bullets. >> an urgent warning from defense secretary leon panetta to congress, whatever you do,
manhattan where this whole occupy wall street began. it's empty right now because we saw police essentially kicking these occupiers out. right now there's a hearing and a judge deciding whether or not these occupiers can return back to their park. we are awaiting a decision from the judge. as soon as we find out, we will let you know. now to this. time to sound the alarm. the so-called congressional supercommittee down to eight days to find ways to trim trillions of dollars from the debt. trillions of dollars. that deadline might be sooner. the official date is november 23rd. if the committee succeeds in submitting a plan, the congressional budget office, the cbo, has to comb through the numbers to make sure that they are legitimate. they are getting itchy on capitol hill. we listened in on democrats today and they don't sound too
optimistic. >> we'll have to see. >> this place is good at doing nothing. >> i don't know what they are doing. >> okay. so automatic military cuts now are hanging over the pentagon, and if the supercommittee cannot reduce, then automatic cuts will rip through the budget like a chainsaw. tough proposition for defense secretary leon panetta. let's listen to barbara starr. >> good afternoon. >> for defense secretary leon panetta, test of his leadership. if the congressional supercommittee fails on a budget deal and the pentagon has to cut nearly a trillion dollars. >> it's a ship without sailors. it's a brigade without bullets, it's an air wing without enough
trained pilots. it's a paper tiger. >> panetta says that there be nearly a 25% cut in warships, planes, and ground combat vehicles. >> as secretary of defense -- >> if cuts happen and panetta stays on, are his threats credible? the pentagon is looking to how to get out of the bind. >> the minute the supercommittee fails, we'll spend six hours or 12 hours in this country evaluating why and then we'll immediately move on the next day to the conversation about, okay, what's the next step? >> reporter: panetta also find himself on the hot seat over the miss handling of remains of the war dead at dover air force base. >> he's a good fella but he really needs to drop the hammer on this, move forward, move quickly. congress is watching, the american people are watching. >> reporter: panetta's response, to order reviews of misconduct but it's proven awkward.
november 8th, panetta issues a statement, calling the initial review thorough, insane, i support the findings, the disciplinary actions taken. but panetta did not know of the results of a second independent review slamming the air force for firing the whistle blowers and not even bothering to tell the families about the miss handling of remains. >> they chose not to. our office, the office of special county sengsly said, why haven't you repeated them yet and they said, some of them have blogs, they have websites, they might go to the media. >> reporter: panetta orders a new review and then a new dealing in firing the whistle blowers. >> barbara starr is at the pentagon. let me steer this back to the cuts of the neighborhood of a
trillion dollars. i want to play more sound. and bowles is testifying before this supercommittee. >> we spend more than the 14 largest countries combined on defense. admiral mullen, chairman of the joints chief of staff who just stepped down recently said that our biggest national security problem is these deficits. >> mike mullen is saying that the debt is the biggest threat to our national security. so why does a peace-loving nation need to spend so much more on weapons and defense than any other country? >> well, the military is walking a delicate line here. most military commands ders will
tell you ta with the wars wrapping up in iraq and afghanistan, they need to try to contribute to an economic recovery. that is what the recovery wants. but does it go too far? this automatic up to a potential million dollars in cuts, is it going to lead to hollow force? one of the key questions on the table is this. after ten years of war, would the united states ever get involved in another major land war, another major land conflict? so far away from home. a lot of people say technical innovation is changing warfare. you have drones, advanced systems, satellites and you may not need all of the stuff that you needed ten years ago when the u.s. first started on the path towards the wars in afghanistan and iraq. so that's part of the question now. do you really need all this stuff? and what is the threat out there? if you don't have it all and you
have war break out at the same time, do you have a military to deal with it? the pentagon doesn't have a lot of firm answers. >> you mentioned hollow force. you spoke to leon panetta. he's taking a hard line, cutting the military budget, pretty much what you would expect. but has pa nen ta taken too hard of a line by saking the u.s. militaries into his words, a paper tiger? >> well, this is the thing. right from the start as he took office he said that these cuts were unacceptable to him and to the president. so the question is, when a secretary of defense, you know, comes out in public and says, this is unacceptable, would he quit, would he leave office? could he still credibly command having lost the bet on this one? he says he's not planning to step down. he's planning to stay and fight. this is washington. this is washington politics at its best. already on capitol hill, at the
pentagon, quiet conversation? about a backdoor out. some kind of deal and should these cuts happen, congress would look at reinstating the spending somewhere down the road. but would they reinstate all of it? probably not. >> very interesting, barbara starr. thank you so much. coming up next, jack nicholson played in a movie of one of the most notorious gangsters and now we're getting word that a mafia boss is coming forward and who is going to be a star witness. and economic growth. north america actually has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands. this resource has the ability to create hundreds of thousands of jobs. at our kearl project in canada, we'll be able to produce these oil sands with the same emissions as many other oils and that's a huge breakthrough.
okay. a mafia boss breaks the code of silence. cnn affiliate wcbb reports reputed new england robert deluca will be a witness against james "whitey" bulger. jack nicholson played in a movie called "code of silence". >> when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? >> he spent 16 years in hiding after being tipped off that he
was going to be indicted in 19 murders. a tipoff led the nbi living near the beach, santa monica, california. let's take you to zuccotti park, can the occupiers return back to the park? find out. we are waiting. be right back. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ?
in california. he took his 10-year-old daughter to the bank and discovered someone had opened an account using her social security number, so the question is, how can he monoterror her identity and credit? >> people who steal identities often target young people because it takes so long for them to discover there is a problem. usually, it happens when they're taking a student loan or getting a job. it's really great this person discovered this now, but you want to keep an eye on the account. there are credit monitoring services, but they can be expensive. ends up being like $200 a year to pay for this. you can do it ourself at no cost. get three times a year at annual credit report.com, you can get the credit reports for no cost. if you want to do it more often, you can just buy them yourself. >> it's worth checking. jack, your question from mural in key west, florida.
she said her only investment is through a military thrift savings program. she invests 5%, but the military doesn't match that. should she lower the percentage she's contributing? >> no, she is very lucky. the thift savings plan is the best 401(k) known to man. expenses are so low that the average 401(k) is 67 more times more expensive. she should raise the percentage. absolutely. the risk has nothing to do with the plan. it's the investments within the plan that she chooses. in this case, i would say take the life cycle fund. it's low expense and it will get more conservative as she ages. sounds like she may not be that into investing. >> thank you guys so much. and if you have a question you want answered, send us an e-mail anytime.
and now as always, we get a little sneak peek of what wolf blitzer is working on. what do you have? >> we're seeing a lot of fighting, a lot of partisan politics in washington. today, something extraordinary, something rather unusual. two senators, one republican, one democrat, both freshmen, they agree on a plan to create some jobs in the united states. mark ko rubio, chris coons of delaware, they'll be here in "the situation room." will they alienate their respective basis? we'll see if this is a trend cht
so far, there hasn't be a whole lot of bipartisan cooperation. we'll see if they can get something going. they're joining us live in "the situation room," that's all starting at the top of the hour as you well know. >> cooperating to create jobs. we'll be watching. thank you so much. now, this. >> what do you want me to do with this money? what do you want me to do? >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house. >> the feds releasing audiotape of an official to flush 100 grand down the toilet. hide the cash. back in 90 seconds.
the former county executive accused of corruption is heard telling his wife to hide thousands of dollars in her bra, in her underwear and then flush a $100,000 check down the toilet. when they tried to confront his wife last year, she frantically called him about hiding that money. the fbi recorded the the whole conversation. it has just been released. >> what do you want me to do with the money? what do you want me to do? >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house. >> no, but i mean all this cash,
jack. >> put it in your panties. >> according to federal prosecutors, they had that conversation just before they were arrested on federal corruption charges. jack had just been con fronlted by the fbi in a sting and agents were knocking on the door. this is how the situation began. >> two women are at the door. >> don't answer it. >> i'm not. >> the audio has been made public as part of the sentencing memorandum. the feds want johnson to serve more than a year and their argument is that she knew all about her husband's schemes and was a willing participant. on the tapes, it's clear she knew where the money was hidden. >> you got to money? >> yeah -- i got the cash. do you have that cash down in the basement still? >> put it in your bra. >> she did indeed do that with
the cash, but a $100,000 cash from a developer was headed down the drain. >> you want me to put it down the toilet? >> yeah. >> you want me to flush it? >> yeah. flush that. >> we hear the flush. leslie johnson expected to be sentenced last month. before we go, help wanted. must love to travel. be willing to work in a gravity free environment. that's right, nasa is hiring astronauts. we got the details at this announcement about two hours ago. as you know, the space shuttle program is over, nasa is still looking for up to 15 astronauts for missions to the international space station. perhaps those are some perspective candidates sitting in there, part of this audience there. according to the job posting, frequent travel may be required. i'm thinking, long,